YouTube has named ten Nigerians among content creators to receive grants for the development of their channels from its 2022 black voices fund.

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According to a statement on Thursday, the list includes a total of 26 African content creators selected from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

It also said the African creators would join a global cohort of 135 in its flagship #YouTubeBlack voices fund initiative.

The statement said apart from the grants to be received, those selected will also “get bespoke training, workshops and networking opportunities.”

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Alex Okosi, managing director of YouTube’s emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), described the selected African content creators as “outstanding”.

“We are excited to be working with an outstanding group of young and talented African creators who understand that content that resonates with their audience is both entertaining and thought-provoking,” he said.

“This group of creators is making content that starts important conversations about issues we face in society, which really resonate with their audience. We are inspired by them and hope that the skills they learn from being part of this programme will help them touch more lives than they’d ever imagined.”

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This is the second class of African creators in the #YouTubeBlack voices fund aimed at nurturing black creators and artistes on the video-sharing platform.

Last year, YouTube had named Fireboy and Sauti Sol among its 21 African content creators that received the maiden edition of the fund.

See the full list of 2022 beneficiaries below:

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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CREATOR

COUNTRY

Angel Lately

Wendy Angel Nangayo

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Kenya

cheymuv

Cheyenne Chelimo Umulinga Muvunyi

Kenya

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Mandi Sarro

Mandi Sarro

Kenya

Shared Moments with Justus

Justus Nandwa

Kenya

Adaeze’s Space

Adaeze Jideonwo

Nigeria

Chinyere Abang

Chinyere Nneka Abang

Nigeria

Data Pepple

Data Willie-Pepple

Nigeria

Fisayo Fosudo

Oluwafisayo Fosudo

Nigeria

fummeee

Ikede Adebisi Oluwafunmilayo

Nigeria

Hn clothings

Chima Chikodinaka Perpetua

Nigeria

Skybelle

Nwamaka Joy Izugbara

Nigeria

Steven Ndukwu

NDUKWU STEPHEN ANTHONY

Nigeria

TNC Africa

Olawale Adetula

Nigeria

Ummeeta Rabiu

Halima Yusuf Rabiu

Nigeria

Critics Company

The critics company

South Africa

DEFINING

Bongani

South Africa

Dennis Ngango

South Africa

Nomathamsanqa Plaatjie

South Africa

Manjra

Aarif Muhammad Manjra

South Africa

Michelle Expert

Mitchell Lima

South Africa

Mlungisi Nkosi

Mlungisi Nkosi

South Africa

Mpoomy Ledwaba

Nompumelelo

South Africa

Nico Nomyayi

Nico Nomyayi

South Africa

Nozibele Qamngana

Nozibele Qamngana

South Africa

The Ndlovu’s Uncut

Hungani Malcolm Ndlovu

South Africa

The Tshegofatso

Tshegofatso Isaac

South Africa

Uncomfortable Growth

Abigail Gugulethu Nyatsumba

South Africa

Xukununu_Bold

Xukununu Ntsetselelo

South Africa



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